Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lash-tastic Texas
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Jill, mama to three fiery girlies and a sweet baby boy: Grace, 11.30.2005, Ayla, 3.22.2008, Norah 9.5.09, Reed 8.19.11 & dfs Gage 2.29.12 x4
Angel (30), dh (31) (kd to H. 4/25/07 & K. 5/23/11), Vladimir 10/17/09 & Nikolai 7/6/11
I'm jealous that in the US you get to pick your midwife. In the UK you normally get whichever midwife(s) cover your area or are assigned to your GP's. I was really suprised when I called my Dr's to get an appointment when I first tested and was told by the receptionist that I didn't need to see him and that she would book me straight into see the midwife when I'm 8 weeks. My booking in appointment is on March 9 (I'll be 10 weeks by then) and I'm really looking forward to it! I hope I like her
How neat though that in the UK they support midwifery so much and that having an OB and all the intervention that it usually leads to isn't the first thing you are expected to do. You have your pick of midwives in the US, but you also have to pay for them out of pocket usually and have the risk of being transferred and the midwives have no hospital privileges.
I still have Canadian residency, so I am trying to figure out how to give birth in Canada where it is paid for and the midwives have hospital privileges. I'm only 45 minutes from the border, so it should be fine. I am calling midwives in Ontario this week to try to figure the logistics out.